Comprehensive review of wind energy in Malaysia: Past, present, and future research trends

Fuad M. Noman, Gamal Abdulnaser Alkawsi, Dallatu Abbas, Ammar Ahmed Alkahtani, Sieh Kiong Tiong, Janaka Ekanayake

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In recent years, wind energy has gained extensive attention in the recent years in various countries due to the high energy demand of energy and shortage of traditional electric energy sources. Because wind energy constitutes a cost effective and environmentally friendly source, it can significantly contribute toward the reduction of the ever-increasing carbon emissions. It is one of the fastest growing green technologies worldwide, with a total generation share of 564 GW as of the end of 2018. In Malaysia, wind energy has been a hot topic in both academia and green energy industry. In this paper, the current status of wind energy research in Malaysia is reviewed. Different contributing factors such as potentiality and assessments, wind speed and direction modeling, wind prediction and spatial mapping, and optimal sizing of wind farms are extensively discussed. This paper discusses the progress of all studies related to wind energy and presents conclusions and recommendations for improving wind energy research in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124526-124543
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Renewable sources
  • sizing optimization
  • wind energy
  • wind farm design
  • wind mapping
  • wind potentiality
  • wind prediction

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